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Drink Driving

Drinking followed by driving is a costly and regrettable choice that so many people make. Disastrously, these bad decisions can take a toll of life when any accident occurs by the impaired driver. When somebody gets behind the steering wheel of the vehicle after drinking, he/she is putting on stake both his/her own precious life as well as the invaluable lives of all the people on the road. Such careless and poor choice should never move without redress especially when other persons are killed or injured due to reckless decision of drink driving.

Laws of Drink driving

According to the prevailing law across UK, people who do drink driving with .08% level of blood alcohol commit a serious crime. As per prevailing law of drink driving, police can ask the person who is driving the car to undertake the breath test which helps to ascertain if the person driving has consumed above the allowed limit. Only the uniformed patrol of police is allowed to ask for the test in any of the circumstances given below:

  • There has to practical reason to suspect about the moving traffic is committing offence of drunk driving.
  • There must be practical cause to consider that the individual driving the vehicle or in charge of the vehicle has been indulged in an accident.

Staggering facts regarding drink driving:

  • It is really hard to think but the true fact is that around 20% of traffic sufferers have become victims of drunk driving. We all must understand the consequences of drink driving and avoid it in any case.
  • Through various statistics it has been observed that virtually half of offenders across the world consume even drugs along with alcohol when driving.

Following are some of the measures that can be undertaken to curb drink driving:

  • Morals and values can play a premium role to stop people from indulging in drink driving. Parents should inculcate ethical vales in people since childhood and discuss the ill-effects of drink driving.
  • Police must perform random checks, particularly at night so that offenders can be checked.
  • With the increase in technological advancement, devices having anti collision properties can be installed in the cars which functions to stop the car automatically when the car appears to collide against something either in front or from back.

Victims or family of victims who have suffered injuries from drunk driving can demand claims from the offenders as compensation. There are online companies available that deals in providing compensation claims to the accident victims using legal knowledge. This way the victims get the maximum compensation for personal injuries.

Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case